Saturday, December 31, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Laura DeCapua and Geoff Hansen at ArtSpace at the Tunbridge Public Library

ArtSpace at the Tunbridge Public Library presents Our Town: A Snapshot of Tunbridge Residents in 2011, by photographers Laura DeCapua and Geoff Hansen. Over 30 framed photographs will be on display from Jan. 15 to Mar. 10, 2012. An opening public reception will be held Sunday, January 15, from 2-4 PM.

The photo show celebrates the people who call Tunbridge home. Taken in the fall of 2011, the environmental portraits include farmers, artists, students, hunters, business owners and retirees. A collection of scenics of the town -- in its 250th year -- are also included in the show.

Laura DeCapua is the youngest of eight children and hails from a small town in the Midwest. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and her Master’s Degree in Visual Communication. Laura’s photography career began 15 years ago and her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers internationally, nationally and locally. Laura and her family have called Tunbridge their home for 10 years. More information about Laura's work can be found at her website.

Geoff Hansen has been a photographer and editor at the "Valley News" for the past 22 years. His photography has appeared in a dozen books, including "The Joy of Keeping Chickens" and "Living with Pigs." He is proud to be part of the Tunbridge community, where he has lived with his family since Oct. 2000. More information about Geoff's work can be found at

The library is located on Route 110 in Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.

Images: Top: a portrait of Tunbridge, Vt., organic dairy farmer Rob Howe by photographer Laura DeCapua; Buttom: a portrait of Tunbridge, Vt., artist Joan Feierabend by photographer Geoff Hansen